Crater is a Seattle-based electronic pop duo consisting of Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon. The band has toured nationally with the likes of Canadian goth pop artist TR/ST and glitter pop band MS MR. Their debut full length, Talk to Me so I Can Fall Asleep, is now available via Help Yourself Records.
Talk to Me so I Can Fall Asleep emerged from Ceci and Kessiah’s adjoining bedrooms during the long rainy season. They sculpted the album from a massive collection of internet treasures: arcane samples, torrents, and GIFS all crammed into a desktop folder aptly named “Black Hole.” Out of this chaos surfaced a record of brooding dance tracks that stutter into hysteria.
Seattle dreampop duo Goodbye Heart takes us into their dynamic world of atmospheric synths, gritty electronic percussion, and heart-wrenching vocals. Drawing inspiration from lush, textural movie soundtracks and their native New York City's hip-hop roots, Goodbye Heart creates an emotional, multi-layered sonic experience for driving, dancing, falling in love, or falling apart.
Goodbye Heart is Sam Ford and Nila K Leigh, two friends whose musical collaboration began in NYC and has since brought them to Seattle. Their musical influences extend from The Cure to Johnny Jewel to Nas.
Science and the Beat
Multi-instrumentalists Tasha Katrine and Rob Zilla have been carving out their creative vision since being introduced in their teens. The approach has been dexterous, mixing live shows with elaborate video and lighting installations – most notably as More Machine Than Man. As a fixture in the Goth Industrial scene, the pair was conscious of the expectations and rigid identity that develops with a long-term project. To keep those limitations from becoming self-imposed, the mission became letting creativity have free reign.
The duo’s new project, Science and the Beat’s debut Future Blue, sounds like actualization: two people growing into their cynicism and finding it to be just as potent as their youthful yearnings. Produced by Wade Alin (Christ Analogue, The Atomica Project), Future Blue pulsates with clean, taut synths that create something like a strop for the sharp and decisive use of guitar.
2016 Auction Listing
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Seattle Music Merch Package
A massive collection of CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, and other merch from some of our most beloved local bands.
Value: $500 +
Chastity Belt : Childbirth : Crater : Curtains for You : Dark Matter Noise : Dude York : Fly Moon Royalty : Gazebos : Goodbye Heart : Grave Babies : Guantanamo Baywatch : The Hoot Hoots : La Luz : Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (autographed) : Mikey and Matty : Murder Vibes : Mutiny Mutiny : Nail Polish : Neighbors : Nightspace : Pony Time : S : Steal Shit Do Drugs : Science and the Beat : Shakedown at the Majestic : Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles : Smokey Brights : Spider Ferns : Sunder Heed : Tacocat : Wind Burial
16"x24" Photographic Print
Portrait taken during the rehearsal for a one-time performance between Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie). Ben was learning how to play and sing Annie’s song “Actor Out Of Work” and Annie was learning the chords to an acoustic version of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights”.
Artist: Rachel Demy
Everyone wants to be remembered, but more than that, everyone wants to be seen. Today we are more public than ever, more visible, but harder to truly see. The moments we choose to show are packaged and polished, and these are the ones that reveal the least. Rachel Demy strives to break past the contrived, which is why her photography is largely portraiture. Portland bred and Seattle based, she got her first camera at age 7 and started filtering the world through its lens. And so began a lifelong obsession with what she found there. Touring with artists like The National, Richard Swift, Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more, trained her eye to find the in-between moments, where her innate ability to make her subjects comfortable produced honest photos. Her biggest goal is to give people photos where, instead of analyzing their appearance, they see a photo that reflects who they are as a complete person. It is her goal to really see people, to show beauty beyond curation. This is where she does her work; in the oft-missed substance beyond the pose.
This trio of sterling/fine silver studs is meant to be mixed and matched. Using precious metal clay and molds made from toys, each piece is completely hand-made, unlike lost-wax casting. This allows for an attention to detail that improves on the source material substantially enough that small but highly detailed replicas are possible. These weapon earrings are tiny, unexpected, and very cute while maintaining enough of an edge to be interesting.
Artist: Brooke Macbeth
Brooke Macbeth is a metalsmith and enthusiast of arcana, natural materials, and human artifacts. The latest collection includes many miniature weapons, based on descriptions and photographs of museum pieces as well as on her seven-year-old son’s toys and interest in World War II. In addition to selling her jewelry and metalworks to private clients and at local Los Angeles art shows, she collaborates on a furniture line with her brother. Quality of materials and craftsmanship is of the utmost value in all these pursuits, which is reflected in the highly detailed miniatures that are part of this collection of earrings.
Bex Spex Meow Meow Glasses
Bex Spex frames are handmade exclusively in Northern Italy. Each pair is designed using only the finest Italian acetate using the Pantone color system to create combinations unique to us. These adorable glasses, in Ocean color, are a triple laminate frame designed in San Francisco and handmade in Italy. Each of the colors are hand chosen and each frame style is limited to less than 250 of each which is hand lasered inside the frame. Sunglass lenses feature a nice grey gradient and are UVA/UVB compliant.
Designer: Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh
After graduating from UC Berkeley, Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh earned her Optician's license and created Bex Spex when she saw the lack of frames with character in the optical industry. Focusing on quality over quantity, only 250 frames of each style exist. Rebekah draws inspiration from the ubiquitous gorgeous Victorian homes she sees during walks with her rescue pup, Oliver, through San Francisco’s hilly neighborhoods. She also enjoys volunteering with Dress for Success, karaoke, and the arts.
You can see more Bex Spex styles at Eye Eye on Pine in Capitol Hill.
24"x16" Photographic Print
Charity Rose Gervais from The Head & The Heart takes a break from the thin Colorado air backstage at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. June 2012.
Artist: Tyler Kalberg
Tyler Kalberg is a Seattle-based director, cinematographer and photographer specializing in commercial and documentary work for brands, musicians, and individuals. More of his work can be found at www.tylerkalberg.com.
AVEDA Hair Color, Cut, Makeup
Kismet Salon and Spa is your retreat in a hectic world. Minutes from downtown Seattle, we provide you with a full service salon in a fun upbeat neighborhood setting. Whether you need a new look, a more simple, fresh style, or revitalizing service, our staff can assist you in your every need. You may not be able to control fate, but you can choose a stylish path.
Stylist: Tisha Turner
Tisha has a BA in Fine Arts, with a focus in traditional illustration and fashion design. After working in S.F. freelancing in fashion design for various boutiques and putting on fashion and art shows, she wanted to follow her passion of being a stylist. She received my certificate in cosmetology from the Gary Manuel AVEDA Institute and has taken various advanced technique collection classes with the London AVEDA Academy and the New York AVEDA Academy.
Women's Custom Portrait Experience
Package includes: initial phone consultation (15-20 minutes), in home wardrobe design and style appointment, wardrobe shopping with photographer and a personal stylist (optional), professional hair and make up, a relaxed, fun portrait session and up to 5 different wardrobe changes, image selection appointment at Byer Portraits residential studio, complimentary lunch in the Hollywood Hill Wine district, and one complimentary 7x10 in 11x14 matted print
Artist: Michelle Byer
Byer Portraits, is delighted to introduce you to a custom contemporary beauty portrait experience. We specialize in women’s portraiture and are all about empowering women to feel good about themselves. From the first step to the last, you will be taken care of. It is a chance to honor and celebrate you and capture your unique beauty. You will feel beautiful, special, and pampered in the process, and have a beautiful portrait for you and future generations to cherish.
Home Recording Lesson
Spend a Saturday with our founder, learning the basics of recording your own music at home using Garageband or Logic Pro. Lesson will cover tracking, mixing, panning, effects, and more. Package includes six hours of instruction and recording time.
Teacher: Natalie Bayne
Natalie is a graduate and former instructor of the California Recording Institute in San Francisco with 15+ years of live and recorded audio experience. She's also a guitarist/singer-songwriter, the mom of two boys, and the founder and lead instructor of Seattle Sound Girls.
Spend an evening at one of Seattle's premier members-only clubs. Package includes a one-night stay at the Washington Athletic Club's private inn, offering views of downtown Seattle from 20 stories high. In addition, enjoy dinner for two at Torchy's restaurant.
Donor: Washington Athletic Club
We’ve been helping our members live better for 86 years. From modest beginnings, we’ve evolved into one of the nation’s premier city athletic clubs. Our commitment to providing the best private club experience available has won us seven consecutive 5 Star Platinum Club of America awards. Our Clubhouse, a Seattle historic landmark, stands as a testament to our history and our commitment to excellence. Inside, you’ll find the newest equipment and a modern approach to social and athletic living.
Custom Plush Kitty
One custom handmade crocheted plush kitty, crocheted using soft wispy yarn, handpainted safety eyes, and your cat pictures! Kitties are about five inches in diameter, are slightly squashy, and come with their own little cat carrier.
dorklandia is based in the SF Bay Area, bringing her crazy-cat-lady destiny to life.
11"x17" Framed Screen Print
This print was made at VERA Project, where NKO has been volunteering for over 10 years. As an artist, he believes connecting youth with art and music as a fundamental to creating a society worth living in. The Memory print was created as part of a series of prints made by NKO while he was dealing with the after-effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury where he lost the ability to speak and his memory was severely affected.
NKO is a Seattle based semiotician, visual and performance artist, printer, curator, and designer. Co-founder of Free Sheep Foundation, Black Sheep Book Arts and New Mystics, he also works as an art director for experimental theatre company Saint Genet. The failure of language and mediation is often the premise of NKO’s work; our distance from our worlds and ourselves. He is influenced by cascading horizons, fields of stars, and long trails leading away from everything known.
8.5" x 11" Framed Drawings
Four original 'zine-inspired works of art, hand-drawn with locally sourced sharpie on white printer paper.
Artist: John Behr
An artist, photographer, traveler, now taking the local film industry by storm, John Behr is a Capitol Hill staple and presence. His work hearkens back to a bygone Seattle, with its artistic, bohemian, punk, grunge and ‘zine scene.
Cocktails on the Town
A gift certificate for food and drinks at Von’s 1000 Spirits. One of downtown Seattle’s premier cocktail bars, Von’s 1000 Spirits offers the city’s largest collection of spirits. Food fare includes delicious, reinvented pub fare. Located across from the Seattle Art Museum and Waterfront, it's an ideal place for cocktails and a bite to eat.